Short Nature Walks: Connecticut Guide Book

by Eugene Keyarts (Falcon Guides)
Short Nature Walks Connecticut  by Eugene Keyarts

190pp/maps
ISBN: 0762723106

Explore the natural beauty of the Nutmeg State on the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails System and within the state's many parks and nature preserves. From quiet trails in Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill to beach strolls at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve in Groton to scenic outlooks on Bear Mountain in Salisbury, these 59 sure-to-please walks include both coastal and forest trials, and many are perfect for families with children. In this guide you'll find a detailed map for each walk, clear directions for locating and following each trail, suggestions on what to wear and what to bring, informal notes on geology, vegetation, and wildlife, and information on park hours, admission charges, facilities and more!

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Trails from the "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 59.
... Preview: A living showcase of trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers, the Bartlett Arboretum of the University of Connecticut at Stamford offers opportunities to explore living bamboo, a collection of “witches’ br ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Stamford, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This loop walk is on the Eastern division of the Mattabesett Trail, between Route 154 and the Connecticut River. It’s a scenic stretch with a high spot, nicknamed the Summit, and a big ledge called th ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Middletown, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Bear Mountain is in the township of Salisbury and may be reached by numerous trails. For our purposes, you’ll be following the Appalachian Trail (AT) to the peak of Bear Mountain. This is one of the m ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Salisbury, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The park abuts remote and extensive woodlands. Be sure to stick to the trails and watch young children that they don’t wander. No matter what trail you choose, be sure to leave enough daylight to comp ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Union, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This is a steady and sometimes strenuous walk up a steep trail to Black Rock ledges and beautiful vistas. Not the easiest walk, this one isn’t for everyone. This walk can be started and finished in t ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Watertown, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: For a heady and breathtaking climb, Bluff Head on the Mattabesett Trail in the town of Guilford is a sure thing. A path a mountain goat would love takes you to the very brink of a dizzying view that e ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Guilford, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Voted “Best Getaway in Connecticut” by Connecticut Magazine in 2000, Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve does not disappoint. Here you can explore an almost 4-mile loop trail through woodlands, ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Groton, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: While the adventure seekers in your family are exploring the Chatfield Trail, those with young children or those who just want to take it easy can explore Chatfield Hollow State Park and its trails. ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Killingworth, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The entire Chatfield Trail is about 4.3 miles long, but our walk goes only to Champlin Road, a gravel road that crosses the trail less than 2 miles from the start. Most woods trails, depending upon th ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Killingworth, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: For an interesting peek into geology, native minerals, and local lore, take this walk to an abandoned mine area with old stone foundations and a small stream. It’s a short walk up and down a steep-sid ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
East Hampton, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Be forewarned that this challenging walk through Macedonia Brook State Park in the town of Kent is not suitable for very young children or the fainthearted. It involves scrambling over rocks and aro ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Kent, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A difficult hike, this one will have you a bit winded once you get to the top. It’s worth the trip, though; especially on a hot summer day as your destination is a cool and shaded “cave” with lots of ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Durham, CT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: In colonial times the Day family created a pond to provide water for a sawmill, where they turned chestnut, maple, and oak logs into lumber. By the 1870s horses were hauling wagons across a covered ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Colchester, CT - Hiking,Snowshoeing,Walking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: This is a walk through Connecticut’s own “Jurassic Park” that can be made any time during the year and that all ages can enjoy. Choose a circuitous loop or walk across a boardwalk, especially wonderfu ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Rocky Hill, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Gay City is a real live ghost town, a community that now exists only in the pages of local history. Once known as Factory Hollow, the name Gay City was stipulated by owners when they turned the land o ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Hebron, CT - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The grounds of Gillette Castle State Park are no less spectacular than the castle they surround. There are several woodland trails and walking paths that traverse over, on, and across a former railroa ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
East Haddam, CT - Hiking
... Preview: All of Connecticut was covered with a vast sheet of ice during the glacial period, and evidence of that is everywhere in the state. This walk takes you to an interesting deposit of glacial boulders on ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Glastonbury, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: James L. Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Center in the township of Hampton is one of those places that needs to be visited again and again—discovering something new every time. From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Hampton, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This walk involves navigation of slippery rocks and some difficult terrain. It is not advisable for children or for those without stamina and experience. A round-trip journey is about 4 miles and will ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Voluntown, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The blue-blazed Metacomet Trail passes over the peaks of the Hanging Hills of Meriden. West Peak, with an elevation of 1,024 feet, offers one of the finest views in Connecticut. East Peak is not quite ... From the guidebook "Short Nature Walks: Connecticut"
Meriden, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4